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How to book tickets Many of our events last year were sold out so please book your tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available on the door. There are three easy ways to book: In person At the Tourist Information offices in Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Dewsbury or Cleckheaton

12 to 22 June 2014

By telephone Ring Holmfirth Tourist Information Centre 01484 222444 or Kirklees booking line on 01484 223200. Online at book-tickets


Concessions are available to the following people, with proof of status: ● Under 16s ● People in receipt of a means-tested benefit or Personal Independence Payments ● Students

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Festival Highlights


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... to Holmfirth Arts Festival 2014, where we’re inviting you on a journey of the imagination. The 2014 Festival celebrates and interacts with the landscapes which have shaped the town’s history - our exhibitions, walks and talks explore Holmfirth’s vital connections with water, as well as marking the 70th anniversary of the 1944 floods. Two very different commissions by Holmfirth artists John Holt and Fabric Lenny will encourage us to look at the River Holme afresh, and we want you to come on a new journey with us through Holme Styes woods as we invite you to the 2014 edition of Art in the Woods. As well as a real feast of arts events to enjoy, ranging

Get the latest news from theatre to comedy, music to storytelling, this and updates through year we’re encouraging all our audience members to take part. Our two community Sundays will celebrate Facebook and Twitter

the imminent arrival of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, so please join us in creating the Yorkshire premiere of Kagel’s Eine Brise (A Breeze) on your bike! We need 111 cyclists to create the first ever complete performance of the piece on Sunday 15 June, HolmfirthArtsFestival followed by a Holmfirth Sing in Victoria Park, reprising a Holmfirth tradition. Hope & Social bring its Tour of Infinite Possibility to Holmfirth on Sunday 22 June - it’s a band anyone can join...

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So join us and join in! Follow the swallow to find us in June.


Festival Diary Art in the Woods Fri 13 - Sun 22 June All day Holme Styes Reservoir

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Fields of Vision Sat 14 - Sat 21 June See listing Barn@Malkin House

Flow page 7 Thu 12 - Sun 22 June All day Holme River next to Holmfirth Mills

A Wall of Water Thu 12 - Sun 22 June Helen Bray Studio

Festival Launch Thu 12 June 7.30pm Helen Bray Studio

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Monday’s Child page 9 Fri 13 June 4.30pm Holmfirth Methodist Church

Firm of Poets Fri 13 June 4pm & 7.30pm Carniceria and Cellar 88

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Ancient Waters page 11 Fri 13 June 10pm & 10.30pm Holme River, Crown Bottom car park

Art in the Woods Walk page 12 Sat 14 June 10am Holme Styes Reservoir

Imaginariums page 12 Sat 14 June 2pm-4pm Holy Trinity Church, Holmfirth

Cape Wrath Sat 14 June 2pm & 5pm Old Bridge Hotel car park

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Arun Ghosh Sat 14 June 8pm Holmfirth Civic Hall

Eine Brise (A Breeze) Sun 15 June 12pm & 2pm Holmfirth Town Centre

Holmfirth Sing Sun 15 June 3pm Victoria Park

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1944 Flood Walk Sun 15 June 5.30pm Meet in Victoria Park

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I Believe in Unicorns page 17 Mon 16 June 4.30pm Holmfirth Methodist Church

Flow & page 18 Holmfirth Writers’ Group Mon 16 June 6pm Upstairs at Up Country

Art in the Woods Walk page 18 Mon 16 June 7pm Holme Styes Reservoir

Not the Messiah Tues 17 June 8pm Picturedrome

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Katherine Bryan & page 20 Pippa Tunnell Wed 18 June 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Hepworth

Fields of Vision in Focus Thu 19 June 7pm Barn@Malkin House

Russell Kane Fri 20 June 8pm Picturedrome

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Annabel Pitcher & Wendy Constance Sat 21 June 11am Phoenix Centre

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Into the Woods page 25 Sat 21 June 1pm Barnaby’s Nusery, Mearhouse Farm

1852 Flood Walk Sun 22 June 10.30am Fieldhead Lane Car Park, Digley Reservoir

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Tour of Infinite Possibility Sun 22 June 4pm Holmfirth High School

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Hackney Colliery Band page 30 Sun 22 June 8pm Picturedrome

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Matthew Barley page 26 Sat 21 June 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Holmfirth

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installation Friday 13 Sunday 22 June Holme Styes reservoir and woods Free

Art in the Woods This popular event returns in 2014, featuring over 20 local artists inspired by the theme of journeys and having developed their environmental art ideas with support from Fields of Vision commissioned artist Trudi Entwistle. Free throughout the Festival, this art trail will encourage families to enjoy the inspiring setting of Holme Styes reservoir and woods, and will include a public vote for their three favourite artworks. Art in the Woods is able to take place thanks to the generosity and continued support of the land owner, Tim Kirk.

exhibition Saturday 14 June Saturday 21 June Barn@Malkin House Opening hours: 11am - 5pm, weekends 4.30pm - 6.30pm, weekdays Free

Fields of Vision

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This exhibition, staged in a venue adjacent to the site being transformed by artist Catherine Bertola, will document the process behind the ambitious land art project Fields of Vision, as part of the Yorkshire Festival. The exhibition will feature the ideas behind the giant artworks and the process behind their creation, involving sowing, scorching and marking grass to create huge, field-sized living installations. Please note opening hours as left: other viewing times by arrangement email

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installation Thursday 12 Sunday 22 June Flow can be seen in the river between Holmfirth Mill Shop and The Rug Shop on Hollowgate Free

Holmfirth Writers’ Group have been working with local schools and community groups to create postcards and writing around the theme of water and the Holme Valley. Keep an eye out for their postcard bunting in shops and public spaces around Holmfirth as well as some watery words to accompany the Flow exhibition.

Flow Holmfirth-based artist John Holt has created a series of eight ceramic sculptures which will be placed strategically just below the surface of the River Holme as it courses its way through the valley. The work acknowledges the power and cyclical nature of water and also impacts on the flow of the river as it pours through apertures and over the surface of the sculptures. This commission will encourage a fresh and intriguing look at the town’s central waterway.


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A Wall of Water

This Festival-commissioned exhibition shows many rarely seen images by local photographer Harry Bray documenting the 1944 flood in Holmfirth, the 70th anniversary of which is marked during this year’s Festival. The exhibition will be accompanied by Mike Wade’s A Wall of Water documentary running continuously, featuring oral histories of survivors and their families as well as a fuller account of the events leading up to and following the flood, which had such a marked impact on the town’s architecture and people.

launch event Thursday 12 June 7.30pm Helen Bray Studio Dunford Road Free – please book a ticket in advance

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Photographer - Harry Bray

Join us for a drink to mark the launch of the Festival, and to view a new exhibition of rare images of the 1944 Holmfirth flood, taken by local photographer Harry Bray.

Children’s Theatre Friday 13 June 4.30pm - 5.30pm Holmfirth Methodist Church £6 (£4 concs) The show is especially suitable for children aged 3-7 years, their families and teachers

Monday’s Child

Monday’s Child tells the story of the unique bond between a grandmother and a little girl. Grandma is becoming forgetful, but does remember to visit every week and play until bedtime. Together, they love to sing and dress up and are often oblivious of the challenges that the real world throws at them. Written by award-winning writer Brendan Murray and with live music and dance, this imaginative and dream-like story explores how we learn, remember, grow old and cope with new challenges. Join us for a funny, tender exploration of worlds old and new by the award-winning Tutti Frutti theatre company, whose Hue Boy delighted festival audiences last year.

Illustrator - Jacky Fleming

Exhibition Helen Bray Studio Dunford Road 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm Saturday

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LIVE MUSIC AND ANIMATION Friday 13 June 10pm and 10.30pm By the River Holme, near Crown Bottom car park Free Supported by Jazz North

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS: SPOKEN WORD Friday 13 June Workshop 4pm - 6pm: upstairs at Carniceria - £10 (to include performance) Performance 7.30pm: Cellar 88 - £5

A Firm of Poets

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Ancient Waters

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Ancient Waters is an exciting new collaboration between musician Arun Ghosh and artist Fabric Lenny commissioned for the opening weekend of the Festival.  Culminating in a live after-dark performance along the river in central Holmfirth, Ancient Waters will blend music and live projection to create a spontaneous flow of imagery and sound, celebrating and echoing the landscape of the Holme Valley.  Throughout these two 20 minute performances, live drawing and animation will respond to live music which taps into ancient melodies, rhythms and rituals. Join us as these two artists paint pictures with sound, and search for an improvised synergy between music and image.

A Firm of Poets are seasoned spoken word artists. Formed during an all-night walk around the back fields of Glastonbury Festival, their manifesto is to bring vital, accessible and energetic spoken word to the masses. Join us for an evening of irrepressible entertainment.

Artist - Fabric Lenny

Do you ever feel like you’d like to stand up in front of an audience and give it your all? Well, our afternoon poetry workshop will give you the chance. Bring a poem that you would like to perform (not too long) and a willingness to give it a go in front of fellow poets, and then perhaps in front of a larger audience for the ‘Firm’s’ show later in the day. Go on – we dare you!


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Family Walk Saturday 14 June 10am - 12.30pm Tickets £5.00 (£2.50 concs) Meet at Holme Styes Reservoir, Greave Road

Art in the Woods Family Walk

Workshop Saturday 14 June 2pm – 4pm Gallery Room, upstairs at Holy Trinity Church, Holmfirth £2.50 - pay on the day


Bring the children and the dog, we’re going on an art, history and nature ramble. A guided walk and talk around the Art in the Woods trail up at Holme Styes Reservoir with a local historian, some of the exhibiting artists and Art in the Woods curator Sarah Branson. Activities for young children along the route. Refreshments and home baking, picnic style at the half way point. Meet at Holme Styes Reservoir, Sorry, terrain not Greave Road 10 am sharp. Length of the walk is 1.4 suitable for buggies miles and duration will be approximately two hours. or wheelchairs. Suitable walking shoe/boots are advisable.

“fairandfunky creative workshops keep children enthralled and bring out their creativity”

Join fairandfunky for a SCRAPtastic workshop and enter a world of imagination! Using a range of recycled and found materials you are invited to create a world within a box: where will your imagination take you? All fairandfunky workshops encourage participants to think about the world around them in imaginative, enjoyable arts projects where young people of all ages have the freedom to be creative and get messy! Refreshments available - drop in for as long as you like, or stay for the afternoon.

“Charming, totally involving show... a must see” The Skinny

“This enchanting ride” Exeunt Magazine

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SPOKEN WORD Saturday 14 June 2pm & 5pm Old Bridge Hotel car park £10 (£8 concs) | box office 01484 222444

Cape Wrath

An epic journey in a stationary minibus “After he retired, my Grandad went on a trip from the Midlands up to Cape Wrath, the most northwesterly point of his native Scotland. He sat, looked at the sea, and thought about his life. Then he got up and went home. Over 20 years later, I got on a coach and followed in his footsteps. This is what I learned.” Following a sell-out run at 2013’s Edinburgh Fringe, Third Angel presents a story of family, of fellow travellers, of whisky and chocolate and the longest bus journey in Britain, told to a small audience inside a stationary minibus. Cape Wrath is heartfelt, moving and funny, a compelling intimate journey to the edge of our island. Very limited number of seats available - don’t miss it!


Music Saturday 14 June 8pm Holmfirth Civic Hall £12 (£10 concs) “Irresistibly danceable grooves … makes the heart leap with joy” All About Jazz

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Sunday 15 June

Arun Ghosh quintet

Arun Ghosh brings his trademark and renowned Indo-jazz sound to Holmfirth, combining Bengali folk music, qawwali, Sufi stomp, Nepalese song and the trance-like music of Sri Lanka. The British-Asian clarinettist and composer is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a healthy dose of rock ‘n’ roll spirit.

MUSIC AND CYCLING Sunday 15 June 12pm and 2pm Town Centre Hollowgate, Town Gate Free

Eine Brise (A Breeze)

Cycling as you’ve never seen or heard it before! Described as a moving sonic installation for bicycles, Eine Brise involves up to 111 cyclists travelling around the centre of Holmfirth making simple sounds such as bell ringing, whistling, and singing, at signed stages of the route. The piece was originally written by the Argentine-German composer Mauricio Kagel in 1996 and Holmfirth Arts Festival’s Yorkshire premiere performance will be directed by local composer and animateur Barry Russell. Make sure you arrive on time to catch a miniature gem of a cycling experience! If you would like to participate in the performance, or act as a volunteer marshall, please email us at by Monday 2 June

Tonight’s show features a performance of Ghosh’s Indo-jazz chamber work, A South Asian Suite. Released as an album last autumn, this mesmeric and enchanting six-movement suite is inspired by the music, landscape and people of the Indian subcontinent, viewed from Ghosh’s unique perspective. Pieces from Ghosh’s acclaimed albums Northern Namaste and Primal Odyssey, plus euphoric live favourites, comprise the second half.

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Children’s Theatre Monday 16 June 4.30pm - 5.30pm Holmfirth Methodist Church £6 (£4 concs)

Holmfirth Sing

We’ve done it before and we’re doing it again – what better way to spend your Sunday afternoon than relaxing on the grass overlooking Holmfirth and singing with your neighbours? This year our event will be a re-creation of the 1944 Holmfirth Sing, the same year that heavy rain resulted in a surge of water down the Holme Valley and a devastating flood – so fingers crossed for a dry day! Led by composer Barry Russell, our mass sing will be accompanied by players from the Holme Valley Orchestra.

Walk Sunday 15 June 5.30pm Meet in Victoria Park £6 (£4 concs)

1944 Flood Walk

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On Whit Monday 1944, a glorious sunny day, the people of Holmfirth were celebrating the end of the Whit walk with a communal sing in the park. Then the sky turned black, the heavens opened and a 15 foot wall of water hit the town. Join us, after this year’s sing, for a walk around the town to hear what happened. We conclude in Helen Bray’s Studio with a wine reception and the exhibition of Harry Bray’s photographs of the flood. The walk lasts 1.5 hours – booking in advance recommended.

This intimate show is set in a library full of books that hold more than stories within their pages. It is a tale of the power of books, and the bravery of a young boy called Tomas who hates reading and school, but his world is turned upside down the day he meets the Unicorn Lady in his local library… This enchanting and interactive show by Olivier Award-nominated Wizard Presents sparks imagination in both young and old. Add your own piece of magic by bringing a children’s book to become part of the set, and swap it for another at the end.

The Stage

“Breathtakingly beautiful and utterly charming... a must see” Primary Times

Suitable for 5 - 11 year olds, their families and everyone who loves stories

Photographer - Richard Davenport

Music Sunday 15 June 3pm Victoria Park Free

“An utterly magical stage adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s enthralling children’s tale”

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FESTIVAL OF IDEAS: ART AND POETRY Monday 16 June 6pm Up Country (upstairs) £3 Sculpture Walk Monday 16 June 7pm - 10pm Meet at Holme Styes Reservoir, Greave Road £5 (£2.50 concs)

Tuesday 17 June

Flow & Holmfirth Writers’ Group

Join us for the official launch of Flow, a project which celebrates the power of water and its impact on the Holme Valley (see page 7). Local artist John Holt will be talking about how his ideas for the installation came about and he will be joined by members of Holmfirth Writers’ Group reading water-themed poems and prose developed with schools and community groups.

Art in the Woods Sunset Walk

Enjoy the History and Art talk and ramble at a more leisurely pace at our planned evening walk, soaking up the atmosphere of sunset and stillness. Meet at 7pm sharp - details of the walk can be found on page 12 minus the family activities, with the addition of coffee and cakes back at Choppards Mission at the end of the walk, where old maps and photographs will also be on display.

Theatre Tuesday 17 June 8pm - 9pm Picturedrome £11 (£9 concs) “Laugh-out-loud funny” Three Weeks

“George Telfer’s performance is nothing short of magnificent”

Not the Messiah

Actor George Telfer goes on a one-man quest for the meaning of life as he tells the story of Graham Chapman – the only ‘deceased’ member of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and also a doctor, mountaineer, comedian, raging alcoholic and pioneering gay-icon. With award-winning writing by Tom Crawshaw, theatre company Three’s Company takes you on a laugh-out-loud yet poignant theatrical journey, following sell-out success at the Buxton and Edinburgh Fringes.


“You don’t have to be a fan of Monty Python to enjoy this brilliant and moving play…an incredible show” Three Weeks

“I’ve seen possibly 150+ shows at Edinburgh over the years & this may well be the best thing I’ve ever seen”

Exhibition Thur 12 June 7.30pm Helen Bray Photographic Studio, Dunford Road Free – please book a ticket in advance



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Katherine Bryan (flute) and Pippa Tunnell (harp)

“A Great British Hope...A rising star in the arts firmament”

Ravel Pavane William Alwyn Naiades Paganini Caprice no 24  Saint-Saëns Romance in D flat  Ibert Entracte

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Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves CPE Bach Sonata in A minor for solo flute Saint-Saëns Fantasie INTERVAL

When a flute and a harp come together, something magical happens, and we’re delighted to be bringing virtuoso musicians Katherine Bryan and Pippa Tunnell to the atmospheric surroundings of Holy Trinity Church in Hepworth. The evening features a mix of sensuous French and lyrical English solos and duets, showcasing the virtuosity and sensitivity of these rising British stars of the classical music world. Katherine Bryan was appointed principal flautist with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the tender age of 21, and now performs as a concerto soloist with leading orchestras worldwide. Join us for a superb evening of music making. 20 | box office 01484 222444

Fields of Vision in Focus The Festival hosts an exhibition about the largescale land art project Fields of Vision in the distinctive setting of the Barn@Malkin House, adjacent to one of the newly commissioned artworks by artist Catherine Bertola as part of the Yorkshire Festival. Fields of Vision in Focus will feature the project’s leader, Geoff Wood, in conversation with commissioned Fields of Vision artists Jo Gorner and Trudi Entwistle to discuss the project’s development, and will include a visit to the viewing area for the artwork by Catherine Bertola, and a glass of wine. Meet the artists and hear the story behind the creation of these giant artworks, which will beautifully complement the Grand Départ when it passes through Holmfirth just over two weeks later.   Please note that parking at the Barn@Malkin House is limited to those with disabled access needs but the walk to the viewing area is not suitable for anyone with disabilities – for more information email

Artist - Jo Gorner

Music Wednesday 18 June 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Hepworth £12 (£10 concs)

FESTIVAL OF IDEAS: VISUAL ARTS Thursday 19 June 7pm - 8.30pm Barn@Malkin House £8 (£6 concs) to include a glass of wine


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Comedy Friday 20 June 8pm Picturedrome £15 (£12 concs)

Russell Kane - Smallness

What is it with us and smallness? We Brits love it - being tiny but fierce, close but distant. Jedwardhaired, award-winning Russell Kane returns with a new blisteringly big-small show. So treat yourself to a Kane-ing and join us for an hour of fast-paced silliness with soul. “A seriously good comedian” The Times

“Kane is at the top of his game” The Guardian

“If he keeps making shows this smart, and this funny, he’s going to be very big indeed” The Telegraph

“A smart, probing brain lurks below the vertiginous quiff” The Evening Standard

“Something for all ages to relate to… I went with my parents who are 40 years my senior and we were all in tears of laughter” audience member

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Literature Saturday 21 June 11am - 12pm Phoenix Centre £6 (£4 concs)

Saturday 21 June

Meet the author: Annabel Pitcher & Wendy Constance

Come and meet local writer Annabel Pitcher who delighted young readers with her moving and beautifully-written teenage novel, My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece, famously endorsed by actor David Tennant. Her more recent book, the heartbreaking and hilarious Ketchup Clouds, finds 15-year-old Zoe harboring a terrible secret – one which is only revealed when she starts writing to a Death Row inmate in Texas. Wendy Constance is the winner of the Times/ Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2013 with her award-winning teenage novel Brave, which follows Wild Horse and Blue Bird as they set out on the most dangerous adventure of their lives. Now’s your chance to ask Annabel and Wendy everything you want to know about their books, and what inspires their stories, as they chat to writer James Nash about their work.

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Family Workshop Saturday 21 June 1pm - 4pm Barnaby’s Nursery, Mearhouse Farm £5 (£3 concs) family ticket for up to 4 people for £15

Into the Woods

An outdoor adventure for the whole family. Join us as we walk to private woodland to while away an afternoon getting messy, getting creative, having fun! Scavenger hunts, wood crafts, clay and so much more, led by local artists. Experience the magic of a campfire as we make hot chocolate and popcorn. Meet at Barnaby’s Nursery, Mearhouse Farm, Sheffield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 7HA where our adventure begins.  Please book tickets in advance and wear appropriate outdoor clothing for the weather conditions. We are sorry but the terrain is not suitable for pushchairs. No dogs. 25

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“One of the most talented cellists I’ve ever heard”


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Matthew Barley (solo cello) Bach Suite no. 5 in C minor Improvisations Gabrielli Ricercar no. 6 INTERVAL  Britten Suite no. 3 op. 87 Improvisations MacMillan And He Rose Cello playing is at the centre of Matthew Barley’s career, while his musical world has virtually no geographical, social or stylistic boundaries. Matthew is, quite simply, a cellist with a global reputation, having performed in over 50 countries with some of the world’s most renowned orchestras. In 2013 he embarked on an ambitious tour to celebrate Britten’s anniversary, performing in a variety of locations - from lighthouses and caves to schools, prisons and hospitals, as well as more traditional concert venues like Wigmore Hall. We’re delighted to be able to bring this hugely talented cellist to Holmfirth - so please join us for a memorable recital by this dynamic British musician as he takes us on an eclectic and exciting journey through the cello repertoire, from the baroque to the present day.

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Photographer - Ben Phillips

Music Saturday 21 June 8pm Holy Trinity Church, Holmfirth £12 (£10 concs)

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Sunday 22 June

1852 Flood Walk

On the bright moonlit night of 5th February 1852 the walls of Bilberry Reservoir burst. Walk with us, following the path of the ‘roar of water’ that swept through the steep and narrow valley, with disastrous consequences. Hear the tales of those who lost their lives and those who survived. The walk lasts 3.5 hours and is of moderate difficulty. We recommend walkers leave one car in the car park at Digley and one at Hinchliffe Mill (end of walk). Alternatively, bus 314 leaves Holmfirth bus station at 10.06 am and arrives in Holme village at 10.18am - from here it’s a 15 minute easy walk along Fieldhead Lane to the car park at Digley Reservoir. Buses from Hinchliffe Mill to Holmfirth are hourly on Sundays.

music Sunday 22 June 4pm Holmfirth High School Free

Photographer - Andy Leader

Original print of 1852 flood from London Illustrated News

Walk Sunday 22 June 10.30am Fieldhead Lane Car Park, Digley £5 adults (£3 concs)

Sunday 22 June

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The Tour of Infinite Possibility was commissioned by Yorkshire Festival 2014 with support from Arts Council England, Yorkshire Water, Welcome to Yorkshire and Yorkshire Local Authorities

Tour of Infinite Possibility

As part of Yorkshire Festival 2014, Leeds-based Hope and Social will be bringing their special brand of heart-on-the-sleeve music and trademark blue jackets to Holmfirth.  Marching around the route of the Grand Départ the boys will be laughing in the face of impossibility and rocking into 12 magnificent Yorkshire towns over 2 crazy gig-packed weekends to make the biggest noise and stage the wildest party they possibly can. But this isn’t just any old tour. With drums and voices, hearts and souls they’ll be gathering hundreds of new members as they ride along, forming A Band Anyone Can Join.  In Holmfirth they’ll be joined on stage by 100s of local musicians of all ages and abilities to make a uniquely Holmfirth party. Come down to join them or even bring your pedalling legs down to power their pedal-powered stage!  This is a free event but you will need a ticket to guarantee admittance. Go to http://hopeandsocial. com/tip/holmfirth for more info. 29

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Get involved with the Festival

If you would like to get involved with the Festival team as a volunteer we would love to hear from you, either to help us year-round or to volunteer to work on specific events. Whatever your availability and interests, we can offer you a rewarding and fun experience. Email to find out how you can get involved, or speak to one of our team during the festival.

A big thank you!

Many, many people give their time and talent to make this festival happen and we are indebted to every single one of them. Apologies in advance to anyone we may have accidentally missed off this list:

music Sunday 22 June 8pm Picturedrome £14 (£12 concs) “An inspired musical collision” The Times

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Hackney Colliery Band

Hackney Colliery Band is East London’s unique take on the brass band. Featuring trumpets, trombones, saxes, sousaphone and marching percussion, the band is totally acoustic and yet able to blow the roof off any room. Mining nuggets of funk, hip-hop and high-octane rock from the musical coalface and throwing in a few chunks of Balkan brass, ska and contemporary jazz for good measure, the Hackney Colliery Band’s setlist is as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name. Whether playing to a global audience of hundreds of millions at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics or to a few hundred in a club, you can be certain of one thing: this is high-energy, good-time music that’ll make you want to move your feet. | box office 01484 222444

Peter Carr, Picturedrome; Rachel Armstrong, Old Bridge Hotel; Sheila Sutton, The Nook/Carniceria; Elaine Park, Up Country; Kayti Naylor, Cellar 88; Joanna Midgley, The Co-operative Food; Rothwell family, Barnaby’s Nursery; Sarah Branson; Jamie Frost; Tim Kirk; Trudi Entwistle; Geoff Wood; Hilary Hughes; Simon Jones; Kate Beard; Jeremy Davies; Andy Leader for press photography

Yorkshire Festival

Holmfirth Arts Festival is proud to feature events as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014. Running from 27 March–6 July, Yorkshire Festival 2014 is the first ever Arts Festival to accompany the Tour de France in its 111 years. This is a Festival for everyone to enjoy and explore, taking place across the county – and the majority of the programme is FREE. Join us for this big celebration for Yorkshire as we get ready to welcome the Grand Départ.


No festival runs itself and the success of this year’s event relies heavily on the support of a talented group of paid workers and volunteers – to whom we say a massive THANK YOU!

Our funders and supporters

Festival Director Fiona Goh Festival Manager Gail Price Marketing & PR Sally Brown Social Media Helen Robinson Technical Management TG Events Accountants Beldonbrook Logo Design Lightbulb Design Debra Hutchings

Festival team Caroline Anstey Greta Bradley Helen Bray John Coombes Penny Hallam Liz Heywood (chair) Chris Long Jane Madine Anna Powell Lynda van Ruiten David Stephenson Lesley Sykes Board of Trustees Keith Gibson (deputy chair) Keith Griffin Liz Heywood Deborah Kaye James Morgan David Stephenson Kitty Wright (chair)

Holme Valley Parish Council

Jazz North Holmfirth Arts Festival is a member of British Arts Festivals Association and Welcome to Yorkshire

 Please support our restaurant and bar sponsors while you are in Holmfirth:

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Holy Trinity Church (Holmfirth) Towngate, Holmfirth, HD9 1HA There are two steps from the pavement into the church courtyard. A ramp is provided to provide wheelchair access to the church – stewards will assist you. Old Bridge Hotel Car Park Market Walk, Holmfirth, HD9 7DA Limited parking outside Old Bridge, parking nearby Phoenix Centre Dunford Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2DR Fully accessible, limited parking at rear, disabled parking outside Picturedrome Market Walk, Holmfirth, HD9 7DA Fully accessible Up Country 58 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AZ Stairs to upstairs area Victoria Park Off Huddersfield Road (behind the Library and the Tourist Information Centre) Fully accessible but steep climb through park or up Cooper Lane



is on the left after about three quarters of a mile Holme Styes Reservoir & Woods Greave Road, Holmfirth HD9 2AQ Drive up Dunford Road and turn right into Hade Edge and right again onto Greave Road – drive half a mile and park on left where you see the track down to Holme Styes Holmfirth Civic Hall Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 3AS Fully accessible Helen Bray Studio 16-22 Dunford Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2DP Fully accessible – limited parking outside Holmfirth Methodist Church School Street, Holmfirth, HD9 7EQ Fully accessible Holy Trinity Church (Hepworth) Dean Bridge Lane, Hepworth, HD9 1TR Fully accessible


Barn@Malkin House Brow Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 2RJ Situated approximately one mile outside Holmfirth with limited parking outside the venue – fully accessible Barnaby’s Nursery Mearhouse Farm, Sheffield Road, Holmfirth, HD9 7HA Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs Carniceria 3a Victoria Square, Holmfirth, HD9 2DN Stairs to upstairs workshop space (no lift) Cellar 88 11 Huddersfield Rd, Holmfirth, HD9 2JN Steps up to front door and venue is downstairs Choppards Mission Choppards Bank Road, Holmfirth, HD9 2DA There are several steps up to the door, with handrail Digley Reservoir Fieldhead Lane car park, Fieldhead Lane, Holmfirth, HD9 2QJ Drive up to Holme Village and turn right just past Holme Castle – continue along Field Head Lane and car park

This map shows venues which are central to Holmfirth and points you in the general direction of outlying venues. For detailed maps please see


Venues and Accessibility

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Holmfirth Methodist Church Holy Trinity Church (Hepworth) Holy Trinity Parish Church (Holmfirth) Old Bridge Hotel Car Park Phoenix Centre Picturedrome Up Country Victoria Park


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